Laker ski teams compete at Ottertail Nordic Invite
Aaron Oakes placed 22nd to lead the Detroit Lakes boys to a fourth place finish at the Ottertail Nordic Ski Invitational at Spidahl’s Skigaard in Erhard Tuesday.
Oakes finished in a time of 20:04, 25-seconds ahead of teammate Jacob Trout in 24th, followed by Jack Richards in 26th (20:44) and Ryan Bergum (21:25) and John Bergum (21:47) in 29th and 30th places, respectively.
Brainerd’s Evan Storbakken won the event for the second year in a row crossing the finish line in 15:18. Soren Dybing of Bemidji was the runner-up 14-seconds behind.
Casey Parks led the DL boys finishing in sixth place with a time ofc 17:43.
The Laker girls all competed on junior varsity.
The top four finishers were Katie McConkey (10th - 25:11), Madi Walz (11th - 25:46), Rena McLeod (14th - 27:20) and Luisa Walz (15th - 27:50).
Cameo Neumann won the JV girls race in a time of 19:16. The varsity girls race was won by Sadie Hamrin of Bemidji in 18:16.
Boys Team scores: 1-Bemidji 387, 2-Alexandria 366, 3-Brainerd 362, 4-Detroit Lakes 303, 5-Ottertail North 262;
Varsity race winner: Evan Storbakken Brainerd 15:18
2 Soren Dybing Bemidji 15:32
22 Aaron Oakes DL 20:04
24 Jacob Trout DL 20:29
26 Jack Richards DL 20:44
29 Ryan Bergum DL 21:25
30 John Bergum DL 21:47
Boys JV Individual results:
1 Kyle Vandertuin Alexandria 14:54
6 Casey Parks DL 17:43
16 Noah Borah DL 19:04
25 Leon Kaim DL 26:34
Girls: 1-Alexandria 386, 2-Bemidji 383, 3-Brainerd 365, 4-Ottertail North 170, 5-Detroit Lakes inc
Varsity race winner: Sadie Hamrin Bemidji 18:16
DL Girls Nordic Ski finishers:
10 Katie McConkey DL 25:11
11 Madi Walz DL 25:46
14 Rena McLeod DL 27:20
15 Luisa Walz DL 27:50
16 Taylor Brend DL 27:52
17 Maren Boban DL 28:13
18 Emma Teiken DL 28:16
19 Lexi Lundeen DL 28:17